Would you buy into a development that offered not just affordable housing but a chance to help your neighbour out of poverty too?
South Auckland's Mangere Bridge is on the rise, dubbed the new Ponsonby, as house hunters expand their horizons.
For our Chairman John Sax, the vision is for a new community bringing people of all socio-economic groups together to help everyone flourish is all part of his big plan to work towards providing an Effective way of identifying and engaging the children and families most at risk of poor education, criminal justice and employment outcomes. It is the hope this innovative arrangement could deliver better outcomes. Read More
Social Investment - Request for Information
For the Sake of Our Children Trust recently completed a Social Investment Request for Information (RFI) from New Zealand’s Treasury. The Government wants to improve the lives of New Zealanders most in need.
In doing so, the Government wanted to know what we (the people of New Zealand – in this case - For the Sake of Our Children Trust) thought it could do to make the biggest difference for the hardest to reach children and their families. Read More.
Roundtable Discussion on 'The Heart of Poverty'
For the Sake of Our Children Trust received an invitation to participate in a roundtable meeting concerning the “Heart of Poverty” discussion paper coming out of Maxim Institute.
The Trust presented its views of poverty concerning children and their relative position within the family and society. Read more
Unsung Heroes Event 2014
For the Sake of Our Children Trust Manager Rachel Afeaki-Taumoepeau was invited to attend the UNSUNG Heroes event hosted by the NZ Christian Network (NZCN) and held at Parliament Buildings 2nd September. Read More.
For the Sake of Our Children Community Support
Children's Pantomime Shows
The Trust is pleased to have sent through complimentary tickets to the Te Whakaora Organisation to allow 10 families to attend a live performance of "Puss in Boots" pantomime on the 11 October in aid of the Burn Support Group to be held at the Logan Campbell Centre early October and more recently to the "Christmas Tale" show on the 6 December where 40 Pacific and Maori families to including at least two young children attended.
Trust Christmas -New Year Office Hours
The Trust office will close across the Christmas/ New year period from Wednesday 24th December-Monday 12 January 2015. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday 13 January 2015.
How can you help?
The Trust received many calls from the community of how people can assist in making this world a better place for our children.
Our response has been to connect them with many of our supporters who are currently doing ‘hands on’ work within their own community and who may require help of ‘all sorts’.
If you are interested in doing voluntary work please contact our office and no doubt we’ll find something for you to do.